Right after the versatility of navy, grey is another staple in an uncluttered wardrobe. Like navy, it’s home in both business and more casual settings. It has the dressiness of black and the cool factor of navy. It’s both a day and an evening choice, with a swap of underpinnings. The texture of birdseye adds a nice layer of visual interest, yet it’s still serious when it needs to be
Here, Alexander paired a grey birdseye with a black turtleneck. It’s an easy addition to take any lingering stuffiness out of the suit. With norms shifting, neckties are no longer specifically required in many professional environments. Yet there are still expectations in regards to dress. Knits are a lovely, if slightly more casual, option to pair with tailored clothing; it’s less business-centric than a dress shirt, and adds a dash of cool.
Other details like one-button, low stance and a wide peak lapel also work to make this piece feel less office and more nighttime. However, and this is crucial, it can serve both.